Ef*fect"ive (?), a. [L. effectivus: cf. F. effectif.]

Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

They are not effective of anything, nor leave no work behind them.

Whosoever is an effective, real cause of doing his heighbor wrong, is criminal.
Jer. Taylor.

Syn. -- Efficient; forcible; active; powerful; energetic; competent. See Effectual.


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Ef*fect"ive, n.


That which produces a given effect; a cause. Jer. Taylor.


One who is capable of active service.

He assembled his army -- 20,000 effectives -- at Corinth.
W. P. Johnston.

3. [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.] (Com.)

Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe. Simmonds.


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Ef*fect"ive, n.

The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.


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